After a month of teasing and a reported rise in wrist strain from near-constant refreshing of Frank Ocean’s website boysdontcry.co, the insanely talented man of mystery finally dropped a 45-minute long visual album 'Endless' at 10.49pm on Thursday. It features new music and shows Ocean, and sometimes multiple Oceans, in the same large warehouse as his previous stream. The reclusive singer-songwriter methodically builds and assembles a wooden spiral staircase on two workbenches wearing different outfits and taking all necessary safety precautions.
The new songs feature Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, James Blake, Jazmine Sullivan, British R&B vocalist Sampha and producer Arca and photographer Wolfgang Tillmans reading out smartphone adverts through a vocoder. No, really.
We'll post a longer response to 'Endless' soon. In the meantime watch it here.